Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an eye condition that results in blindness due to damage to the retina. It is a complication of diabetes mellitus. The two types of DR are non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have exudative maculopathy along with the said NPDR (non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy). There is no macular edema, but only deposits in the seeing portion of your eye. The p... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether your aunt is a long-standing diabetes patient. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where ones sugar level is higher than normal and need to take medicines to bring to normalcy. If she has been a long-standing diabetes patient kidneys can get af... Read Full »
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